This bread machine gingerbread recipe is perfect for the holidays. It is super easy to make and creates a delicious gingerbread "loaf" or cake. Visit Bread Dad (BreadDad.com) for more easy bread machine recipes.
1/2CupVegetable Oil(use a neutral flavored oil such as canola oil) - 115 milliliters
3/4CupMilk- 175 milliliters
1/4CupMolasses(FYI - 1/4 cup = 4 tablespoons) - 57 milliliters
1CupLight Brown Sugar(packed cup) - 215 grams
2CupsAll Purpose Flour- 240 grams
1 1/2TeaspoonsGround Ginger- 7.5 milliliters
1 1/2TeaspoonsGround Cinnamon- 7.5 milliliters
1/2TeaspoonGround Cloves(don't add too much as this can be a strong tasting spice) - 2.5 milliliters
1/2TeaspoonSalt- 2.5 milliliters
1TeaspoonBaking Powder- 5 milliliters
1TeaspoonBaking Soda- 5 milliliters
Unplug the bread machine.
Remove the bread pan from the unplugged bread machine.
Lightly beat the eggs.
Pour the vegetable oil, milk & eggs into the bread pan and then add the remaining ingredients.
Put the bread pan with all of the ingredients back into the bread machine and close the bread machine lid.
Plug in the bread machine.
Enter the bread machine settings (Sweet Quick Bread, Light Color, 2 lb) and press the start button. FYI - Before making this recipe, please read the tips section below for more information regarding the sweet quick bread setting used to make gingerbreads. The setting may be called "quick bread", "quick bread/cake", "cake", etc. However, some manufacturers use the "quick bread" setting are for rapid sandwich-type breads that use yeast (and not for quick breads such as gingerbread that use baking powder/soda). Therefore, this setting can be very confusing... but the tips section below will help you to find the right setting to use on your machine. You need to enter the correct gingerbread setting used by your SPECIFIC bread machine model or the gingerbread could be under or overcooked.
When the bread machine has finished baking the gingerbread, unplug the bread machine.
Remove the bread pan and place it on a wooden cutting board (without removing the gingerbread from the bread pan). Use oven mitts when removing the bread pan because it will be very hot!
After removing the bread pan from the bread machine, you should let the gingerbread stay within the warm bread pan on the wooden cutting board for 10 minutes (as this finishes the baking process). Wear oven mitts.
After the 10 minute "cooldown", you should remove the gingerbread from the bread pan and place the gingerbread on a wire cooling rack to finish cooling. Use oven mitts when removing the bread.
You should allow the gingerbread to completely cool before cutting. This can take up to 2 hours. Otherwise, the gingerbread will break (crumble) more easily when cut.
Please read the tips section below for extra information on how to make this recipe successfully.
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